Imagine H2O inspires and empowers people to turn water challenges into opportunities. 

Our impact is direct – new solutions to key water problems, and systemic – developing the Silicon Valley for water, offering a path to market for promising entrepreneurs and innovations.


The Water Innovation Opportunity

  • The market for water products and services exceeds $600 billion globally

  • Demand for innovation is rising as the world faces increasing pressure on its water systems

  • From 2010 through 2014, venture firms invested $1.4 billion worldwide in 405 companies working in the area of water technology (CleanTech Group i3)

  • In 2014, $281 million was invested globally in 66 water technology startups, up 19% from in 2013 (CleanTech Group i3)


Imagine H2O's Advantage

  • Imagine H2O provides water entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale successful businesses

  • Our accelerator provides access to a global network of industry leaders

  • We partner with leading utilities, corporations, investors, academic institutions and associations committed to advancing water innovation

    View our portfolio to learn more


Imagine H2O's accelerator participants represent 1 in every 10 dollars of early-stage investment in the water industry



Selection of featured startups from Imagine H2O's previous water innovation accelerators

Staff     |     Board     |     Advisors




Rengarajan Ramesh
Wasserstein & Co

Steven Kloos 
True North Venture Partners

David Henderson 
XPV Capital

John Schroeder
Marmon Water, a Berkshire Hathaway Company

Mark Silverman
Catamount Ventures


Scientific Advisory Council

Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh Council Chair
Managing Director
Wasserstein & Co

Dr. Johan Grön
Vice President, Head of Dewatering Business Line

Dr. Slav Hermanowicz
Professor of Environmental Engineering
University of California at Berkeley and
National High-End Foreign Expert of China
Tongji University, Shanghai

Dr. Peter Jaffe
Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
Princeton University 

Dr. Perry McCarty
Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus
Environmental Engineering and Science
Stanford University


Rebeca Hwang 
Rivet Ventures

Mike Reardon
Triwater Holdings

Tom Pokorsky
Aquarius Technologies Inc.

Fred Wang
Trinity Ventures

Andre Perold
High Vista Strategies



Dr. Manian Ramesh
former Chief Technology Officer
Water & Energy Services, Nalco

Dr. Philip Rolchigo  
Vice President of Technology

Dr. Kartik Chandran
Director, Biomolecular Environmental Sciences Program
Columbia University

Dr. Thomas Stanley 
Chief Technology Officer
GE Water and Process Technologies


Policy ADVISORY Council

Roxanne Qualls
Former Mayor of Cincinnati

Brad Udall
Colorado Water Institute

Jeanette Brown
Manhattan College

Lynn Broaddus Council Chair
President, Broadview Collective

Buzz Thompson
Stanford University

Rebecca West
Spartanburg Water


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